This school year, our theme has been Seize the Day! Our scripture is Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man." We can see this scripture come to life through our teachers. They model this passage to our students daily throughout all of their teachings and activities. Our teachers do devotions and pray together each morning. Our smaller class sizes allow our teachers to have one-on-one time with each student, allowing them to get to know each and every child at CCS.
We would like to regularly spotlight our teachers. This time we will highlight our grade 1/2 teacher, Mrs. Hopkins. Mrs. Hopkins attended both Mount Allison University (B.Mus) and Queens University (B. Ed).
Why teach in a Christian School?
To be free to teach each child about the everlasting love of God, and to encourage each child to grow into the person God designed them to be.
Describe your all-time favourite lesson/unit activity:
Any author studies – Jan Brett, Phoebe Gilman, Eric Carle, Kit Pearson…. any! These studies can be integrated with all subjects across the curriculum. I love books, especially children’s picture books with beautiful illustrations!
Know each student, show each student, grow each student.
If I wasn’t a teacher I would ...
Be sad. I love teaching!
What are three things every teacher should own?
1. Stickers 2. Papermate flare marker/pens 3. A dog
Is there anything else you would like to spotlight about yourself?
I was involved in Dog Rescue up North. My dog is one of the rescues I couldn’t let go! I’ve run 2 half marathons. I love beading moccasins, a skill I learned from a very talented Cree Native.